Edited by Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel
“This groundbreaking study examines the connection between what are arguably the two most distinguishing phenomena of the modern world: the unprecedented surges in global mobility and in the creation of politically bounded spaces and identities.”—Jose C. Moya, author of Cousins and Strangers
An influx of Europeans, Asians, and Arabic speakers forever changed the face of Latin America between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. In this new volume, some of the most respected scholars of migration history look at the range of reactions—some welcoming, some xenophobic—to the newcomers. While many studies of this period focus on why the immigrants came to the region, this volume addresses how the newcomers impacted national identities in the Caribbean, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.